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British General Election 2019

So we had a British General Election in 2015. And 2017. And now 2019. So much for Fixed Term Parliaments. And of course this winter election (surely it tempts fate) will be mostly about BREXIT. I have always believed that … Continue reading

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Sajid Javid Can Strip Sajid Javid Of British Citizenship

I don’t like Sajid Javid, the British Home Secretary. There are many reasons but if I say that thirty years ago, he was a teenage fan of Margaret Thatcher, then you probably don’t need any more information. But there is … Continue reading

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South Belfast Hustings

A crowded hall/church  at the Methodist Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast last night. South Belfast hustings. Organised by two students (one still not eligible to vote) thru Challenges NI. A crowded hall/church but not a crowded platform. DUP, UUP, TUV … Continue reading

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May And Loathsome

There is a lot of nonsense talked about life in 1950s and 1960s West Belfast. Nostalgia gives us a lot of clichés…”close knit communities”, “people who were the salt of the earth”, “give you the shirts off their backs” and … Continue reading

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South Belfast Hustings: The Undercard.

A pretty full house at Agapé Centre (South Belfast Methodist Centre) for South Belfast hustings. Two panels. An undercard…Sean Burns (some kinda Labour) Bob Stoker ((UKIP), Lily Kerr (Workers Party), Brigitte Anton (Labour in NI) Ben Manton (Conservative) and Billy … Continue reading

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The Tories Have A Mandate…So Do Labour!

It is sad to see the British Labour Party implode under the temporary leadership of Harriet Harman. But she was always a phoney. A total careerist who would jump on any bandwagon to climb thru Labour ranks. Leading the Labour … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: Strangford

The Results: A constituency where DUP votes are weighed, rather than counted. An easy win but the collapse of the UUP vote (Mike Nesbitt fought Strangford for UUP-Tories) collapsed and votes shed to UKIP, Alliance and Conservatives. In 2016, DUP … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#32 Neil Wilson (Conservative)

27th April. Connswater Health Centre. Neil Wilson is the Tory candidate for East Belfast. I know nothing about him. Nor do I want to know anything about him. To his credit, he appears to actually live in Norn Iron.

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DUP Are “Toxic”

The British General Election is a very odd thing. It has none of the old certainties. Nothing is straightforward in 2015. It is not just about 650 seats and a handful on the “celtic fringe”. It is about 650 different … Continue reading

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David Cameron Fails His History Test

Oh dear. Did you spot the horrible history mistake that David Cameron made yesterday. Seemingly he wont be doing deals with the Scottish Nationalist Party because it is unprecedented for nationalist parties to have influence in the politics of the … Continue reading

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